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Longdale Furnace / North Mountain

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Favorite Follow the 'Wisps'. But be mindful...black bear make their home in these Virginia hills. Nearing the entrance to Pete's Cave and to the steps up through your hike-a-bike reservation. Beware the use of super wide bars. :)
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Longdale Furnace North Mountain Loop

11.8 mi 19.0 km 1,827' Up 556.95 m Up 1,819' Down 554.54 m Down

Clifton…, VA

Longdale Furnace / North Mountain Biking

  • 22 Miles 36 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 1 Intermediate Trail Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Longdale Furnace / North Mountain - 2

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8.6 mi 13.8 km #1North Mountain Trail (#467)
Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
Difficult
Clifton Forge, VA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #2Simmons Road (FR-334)
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Clifton Forge, VA

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Follow the 'Wisps'. But be mindful...black bear make their home in these Virginia hills. Nearing the entrance to Pete's Cave and to the steps up through your hike-a-bike reservation. Beware the use of super wide bars. :)
Dec 3, 2017 near Clifton…, VA
View off the eastern side of the ridge.
Jan 10, 2019 near Clifton…, VA
Keep your eyes peeled for antiquated markers.
Feb 21, 2018 near Clifton…, VA
Shedding grams off your bike wasn't important...before you find Pete's Cave. This isn't your mother's hike-a-bike...it's a real bear!
Dec 3, 2017 near Clifton…, VA
Pete's cave. Pete's never home.
Jan 10, 2019 near Clifton…, VA
fern forest and stream crossings at the bottom
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA
narrow singletrack descent lined with laurels
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA
top of stone staircase
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA
top of boulders
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA
The Lucy Selena blast furnace for which this ride gets its name.
Jan 9, 2019 near Clifton…, VA
second view to the east before get to stone staircase
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA
top of stone staircase, from boulders looking northwest
Jun 19, 2018 near Clifton…, VA